Coronado Public Library

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<p>The Coronado Library was founded in 1890, and John D. Spreckels built the library's first official building in 1909. That building still stands today and is now known as the Spreckels Reading Room. Its exterior serves as the focal point of the library's main entrance, which is located on Orange Avenue, across the street from Spreckels Park.</p>
<p>Over the years, the library has been renovated and expanded into a 40,000-square-foot facility. It houses about 190,000 books and offers a wide range of services, including free wireless Internet and story time for children. DVDs and music CDs are available for checkout, and the library has two meeting rooms that can be rented for free.</p> <p>Additionally, one of the library's most stunning features is its display of public art. There are two murals by the Mexican painter Alfredo Ramos Martinez. "El Dia del Mercado" and "Canasta de Flores" were both painted in 1938 for the interior decoration of a former restaurant in Coronado, the La Avenida Café. "El Dia del Mercado" hangs in all its grandeur above the front desk at the library entrance.</p> <p>For those returning items after hours, the book/video drops on Sixth Street are open 24 hours a day. The drop in front of the building is only open during library hours.</p>
640 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 522-7390
  • Fax: 619-435-4205
  • Accessibility Details: There are ramps located in the front and back of the building, and accessible restrooms are located inside.
  • Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 5:30pm; Sat - Sun, closed
  • Hours: Mon - Thu, 10am - 9pm; Fri, Sat, 10am - 6pm; Sun, 1pm - 5pm. Story time: toddlers, Tue, Fri, 10:10am; preschoolers, Tue, Fri, 10:45am
  • Accessible: yes
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